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The Honors College is Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2023 - Second 8 Weeks!

Priority 1 Admissions Deadline: February 27
Priority 2 Admissions Deadline: March 10
Classes begin March 20

Accepted students are eligible to apply for an Honors College Scholarship!

*A placement exam may be required. Contact the Honors College for more details.

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Our Mission

The Ivy Tech Honors College fosters an environment for motivated students to enhance their spirit of inquiry, intellectual growth, multi-cultural awareness, and leadership opportunities. Honors College graduates exemplify a high-level of scholarship and are well-prepared to graduate and continue their education at a four-year college or university. 

Our Philosophy of Inclusion
The Ivy Tech Honors College creates programs and builds teams that respect differences and provide opportunities for growth and excellence.  To this end, the Honors College will:

  • Respect all human beings
  • Believe everyone can learn and excel
  • Remain committed to serving diverse student populations across Indiana

Offering Students a Fully Virtual and Personalized Academic Experience 


of Honors College Students Graduate within two years* 


of Honors College Students Accepted to Private 4-Year Colleges and Universities* 


of Honors College Students Return to the Program After their First Semester* 


of Honors College Students feel their Honors Advisors Help them Grow as Students* 

*2019 Honors College Data 

Who Should Apply?

Current High School Students or Recent High School Graduates

Recent high school graduates with a strong GPA (3.2 avg) 
Current high school students who want to earn Honors College credits while in HS (dual enrollment). 

Current Ivy Tech Students

Current Ivy Tech students pursuing a transfer degree and/or the Indiana College Core with less than 36 college credits and a strong GPA (3.2 avg.) are encouraged to apply. 

Transfer Students

Transfer students with less than 36 college credits and a strong GPA (3.2 avg.) are encouraged to apply. 

Program Benefits and Components


Fully Virtual Program

The Honors Program works for every type of student. Whether you’re a traditional or non-traditional student, a home school student or transfer student, the Honors Program may be a great fit. 

Students attend honors classes virtually from anywhere they have Internet access. 

Class sizes are small and cohorted with other Honors students. Students can attend full-time or part-time.

Make friends and join a network of likeminded peers.

Specialized Curriculum 

Honors courses are offered in a virtual format and focus on dialogue, reflection, and critical thinking. 

Click here to view current Curriculum


Personalized Advising & Support 

You will have a personal Honors College Advisor to help you every step of the way. 

Students receive extra support and may participate in programming from the Honors College. 

Dedicated Honors Advisors are skilled at providing personalized advisement and transfer support within a virtual setting. Our talented team will help support you from Day 1. 

Click here to meet the Honors College Team

Transfer and Career Success 

To support our students, the Honors College offers Transfer and Career & Professional Development Seminars. 

Honors College students have been accepted to more than 60 top U.S. universities. 

Learn More


For information regarding tuition and program fees, click here.

How to Apply

Step 1:  Apply to Ivy Tech (general college application)

Once you apply to Ivy Tech you will be assigned a C# (student ID). Follow all required College admissions steps which may include placement testing and submitting high school/college transcripts. 

*If you have dual credit, AP credit, or college credit from another college, please have your official transcripts sent to your campus Registrar, more info here.

Step 2:  Submit application to the Honors College

Once you have a C#, you are eligible to apply to the Honors College. Please note, if you are not a current student and have not taken SAT or ACT, you will be required to take the college placement exam or Knowledge Assessment. Admissions decisions typically take two weeks. Watch your Ivy Tech email for notifications. 

Step 3:   If accepted to Honors College

If accepted into the Honors College, students will sign an Intent to Enroll Form (ITE) and assigned a personal Honors Advisor. Watch your Ivy Tech email for notifications from the Honors College. 


of Honors courses are offered in real-time, virtual format 


of Honors College students are full-time students 


of Honors College students are part-time students


of Honors College students are over the age of 22  


of Honors College students are under the age of 22  

*Fall 2021 Data 

Student Success Highlights


Transfer Schools

Students and alumni who have graduated from the Honors College, have been accepted to schools locally and across the nation, including:  

Harvard University

Indiana University


Rose-Hulman Institute
of Technology

Clark Atlanta University

Purdue University

Valparaiso University

Loyola University


Ball State University

University of

Butler University

Cornell University

DePauw University

Harvard University

Indiana State University

The Art Institute of Chicago

Marian University

Stanford University

University of Evansville

Indiana Wesleyan University

University of

Vanderbilt University

Earlham College

Hanover College

McGill University

Columbia University

View full list of Honors College transfer acceptances 

More Questions? Attend an Honors College Info Session!

Click a link below to register

Information Session Registration Links

Mondays at 5 p.m. EST/ 4 p.m. CST
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. EST/ 4:30 p.m. CST
Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. EST/ 1:00 p.m. CST
Fridays at 12:30 p.m. EST/ 11:30 a.m. CST

Meet Our Staff


M. Beth Borst, Ed.D.
Ivy Tech Honors College

Sha-Hanna Soaper, MBA
Assistant Director of Advising
Ivy Tech Honors College

Danielle Hart, MAOL 
Assistant Director of Advising
Ivy Tech Honors College

Social Media and Publications

Stay up to-date with the latest Honors College News! 


Honors College Spring 2021 Newsletter



Ivy Tech Community College is a member of MEHA – The Mid-East Honors Council where two and four-year schools in Southern Michigan, Northern Kentucky, Eastern Illinois, West Virginia, Indiana, and Ohio collaborate and offer their honors students opportunities to network and interact with other students, faculty, and administrators at honors programs throughout the Mid-East region. For more information, click here.

The National Collegiate Honors Council's (NCHC) mission is to support and enhance the community of educational institutions, professionals, and students who participate in collegiate honors education around the world. For more information, click here.